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Colwood council has repealed a controversial pay increase narrowly approved by its predecessor and has directed staff to hire a consultant to redo the council remuneration review. (Black Press Media file photo)

Colwood council repeals controversial pay increase

Staff directed to hire consultant to redo remuneration review

 

The long-anticipated West Shore skate park is officially a go and set to open in spring 2023. (West Shore Parks and Recreation/Facebook)

Ground broken on West Shore skate park

Completion is scheduled for spring 2023

 

Colwood Fire Rescue responded to a two-vehicle crash Friday (Nov. 18.) at Colwood Corners which left two people with minor injuries. (Black Press Media file photo)

Two-vehicle crash leaves two with minor injuries in Colwood

Crews were called to the 1900-block of Sooke Road around 11:17 a.m.

 

Royal Bay and the City of Colwood are putting on a Monster Mash Oct. 29 at Meadow Park Green. (David Menidrey/Unsplash)
Royal Bay and the City of Colwood are putting on a Monster Mash Oct. 29 at Meadow Park Green. (David Menidrey/Unsplash)
The City of Colwood is encouraging residents to ditch the car and walk or roll this month for a chance to win prizes. (Courtesy City of Colwood)

Colwood encourages residents to walk or roll this month for a chance at prizes

Walktober pushes people to log their walks or bike rides through the GOCO app

The City of Colwood is encouraging residents to ditch the car and walk or roll this month for a chance to win prizes. (Courtesy City of Colwood)
Voter turnout was up in Langford, likely because new voters were engaged over the issue of development, according to Black. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

Nightmare night for mayors as incumbents lose in Greater Victoria

Challengers unseated incumbent mayors in four of the six contested races

Voter turnout was up in Langford, likely because new voters were engaged over the issue of development, according to Black. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
Doug Kobayashi celebrates his win at 328 Taphouse and Grill in Colwood. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

Doug Kobayashi elected as new Colwood Mayor

Claiming the top seat with 2,559 votes, he has to deliver after ‘clear message’ from voters

Doug Kobayashi celebrates his win at 328 Taphouse and Grill in Colwood. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
The City of Colwood City Hall building is seen March 30, 2022. (Black Press Media file)

Here’s what was said at Colwood’s all-candidate forum

The WestShore Chamber of Commerce hosted the forum on Sept. 27

The City of Colwood City Hall building is seen March 30, 2022. (Black Press Media file)
Colwood council approved a zoning amendment to the Royal Beach development which made minor changes to the proposed road layout on the property. The bylaw drew significant opposition from the community at a public hearing days before council’s vote. (Courtesy of Seacliff Properties)

Colwood approves Royal Beach change days after passionate public opposition heard

The changes make small adjustments to future road layout in development

Colwood council approved a zoning amendment to the Royal Beach development which made minor changes to the proposed road layout on the property. The bylaw drew significant opposition from the community at a public hearing days before council’s vote. (Courtesy of Seacliff Properties)
The Colwood city hall building. (Black Press Media file photo)

Meet Your Candidates: Colwood hopefuls share their visions

Rob Martin and Doug Kobayashi face off in mayoral race

The Colwood city hall building. (Black Press Media file photo)
Kids got to practice using a fire extinguisher on a gas barbeque during Colwood Fire Rescue’s open house on Sunday (Sept. 25). (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Colwood fire department opens its doors to the community

Colwood Fire Rescue held an open house on Sunday (Sept. 25)

Kids got to practice using a fire extinguisher on a gas barbeque during Colwood Fire Rescue’s open house on Sunday (Sept. 25). (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
Colwood Fire Rescue’s 1955 Dodge Power Wagon firetruck is seen inside the Colwood Firefighters Historical Museum. The museum will be open to the public along with the rest of the fire hall on Sept. 25 as the department hosts its first open house since the pandemic started. (Black Press Media file photo)

Colwood Fire Rescue welcoming community back to fire hall Sept. 25

It will be the first open house since the pandemic started

Colwood Fire Rescue’s 1955 Dodge Power Wagon firetruck is seen inside the Colwood Firefighters Historical Museum. The museum will be open to the public along with the rest of the fire hall on Sept. 25 as the department hosts its first open house since the pandemic started. (Black Press Media file photo)
2022 municipal election (Black Press Media)

Who’s running for council on the West Shore?

Council candidates gear up for Oct. 15 election

2022 municipal election (Black Press Media)
Marcela Strasdas is painting at the In Sight Festival, organized by the Arts and Culture Colwood Society on Sept. 11 at the Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Site. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Colwood’s In Sight Festival celebrates local art, Indigenous culture

The festival was held at the Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites

Marcela Strasdas is painting at the In Sight Festival, organized by the Arts and Culture Colwood Society on Sept. 11 at the Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Site. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
The congestion at the Metchosin Road/Latoria Boulevard intersection during school drop-off on Sept. 7. (Black Press Media photo)
The congestion at the Metchosin Road/Latoria Boulevard intersection during school drop-off on Sept. 7. (Black Press Media photo)
Colwood council has voted in favour of a nearly 100 per cent pay increase for mayor and council after the committee of the whole narrowly endorsed the recommendation of staff and an independent citizen committee. (Black Press Media file photo)

Colwood council pushes pay increase closer to adoption

Council voted in favour of the increase, which would nearly double councillor and mayor pay

Colwood council has voted in favour of a nearly 100 per cent pay increase for mayor and council after the committee of the whole narrowly endorsed the recommendation of staff and an independent citizen committee. (Black Press Media file photo)
The City of Colwood City Hall building is seen March 30, 2022. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

Municipal election nomination period starts Aug. 30

Candidates can be nominated until Sept. 9 at 4 p.m.

The City of Colwood City Hall building is seen March 30, 2022. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Colwood council will soon decide on whether to adopt a nearly 100 per cent pay increase for mayor and council after the committee of the whole narrowly endorsed the recommendation of staff and an independent citizen committee. (Black Press Media file photo)

Colwood council to consider nearly doubling pay

Committee-of-the-whole narrowly adopts recommendation from independent citizen committee

Colwood council will soon decide on whether to adopt a nearly 100 per cent pay increase for mayor and council after the committee of the whole narrowly endorsed the recommendation of staff and an independent citizen committee. (Black Press Media file photo)
Residents are advised to expect noise from Royal Canadian Air Force training actitivies near Albert Head in Metchosin now through Friday (Aug. 19) between 10 a.m. to midnight. (Courtesy Mike Kaehler/RCAF historian)

Royal Canadian Air Force holding exercises this week near Metchosin

Helicopter training activities happening from 10 a.m. to midnight, Aug. 15 to 19

Residents are advised to expect noise from Royal Canadian Air Force training actitivies near Albert Head in Metchosin now through Friday (Aug. 19) between 10 a.m. to midnight. (Courtesy Mike Kaehler/RCAF historian)
Jurisdictions policed by the West Shore RCMP in general saw a reduction in overall crime severity rates for 2021, the lone exception being View Royal, which experienced a slight increase from 2020 numbers. (Black Press Media file photo)

Crime levels trending downward on West Shore: StatsCan report

Langford leads way in crime severity reductions; overall and violent crimes drop

Jurisdictions policed by the West Shore RCMP in general saw a reduction in overall crime severity rates for 2021, the lone exception being View Royal, which experienced a slight increase from 2020 numbers. (Black Press Media file photo)